The natural beaches of Antalya, laid out beneath stunning backdrop of the Beydaglari mountains, are amongst the most scenic and popular holiday spots in Turkey. Head into town and you’ll reach a miscellany of architecture, ranging from Roman to Ottoman, that stand as a stoic reminder of Antalya’s rich history.
Antalya is the largest city on the Turkish Mediterranean coast and the focal point of the Turkish Riviera.
- The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.
- One of the first and most precise world maps was made here by the famous Turkish cartographer Piri Reis, in the 16th century.